Call for Papers 2020

You would like to give a talk or present a project at Reeperbahn Festival 2020? Submit a proposal by 31 May 2020 that relates to the music industry and raises as many new and unusual aspects as possible and conveys them, in a best way scenario, in an interesting and innovative way. Our independent advisory team will review all submissions in June and choose what it believes are the most exciting, surprising, and interesting proposals.

What we provide

  1. a venue equipped with the necessary conference technology
  2. an interested audience – approximately more than 5,900 professionals will attend the conference
  3. promoting the selected events as a fully-fledged component of Reeperbahn Festival Conference programme.
  4. a full accreditation for Reeperbahn Festival with access to all 1,100 events including concerts, arts, film, word and conference programme

Unfortunately, however, we are unable to cover your travel and accommodation costs.

Our topics

We are looking for topics that address current challenges and developments in the international music industry and fit into at least one of our thematic tracks:

→ Brands & Advertising
→ Creative Tech
→ Film & TV
→ Games & E-Sport
→ Live Entertainment
→ Marketing
→ Media & Journalism
→ Modern Classical Music
→ Politics
→ Recorded Music
→ Rights Management
→ Social Action

Length / Language / Participants

→ Your event should be between 30 and 60 minutes long.
→ Your event should be in English, because many Reeperbahn Festival Conference attendees come from a lot of different countries. (Sessions that address issues with a focus on the German market may be conducted in German).
→ If your call is about a panel, there should be a maximum of three speakers (of which at least one woman).


If you would like to involve additional speakers in your event, please enter the name, position, and company/organisation of each additional speaker under “Speakers” in the online form. Should you require allowances for travel expenses, for example, for your additional speakers, then please indicate this in the “Costs Speakers” field and state the approximate costs.


Our independent advisory team will review all submissions in June and choose what it believes are the most exciting, surprising, and interesting proposals. You will be notified by early July if your proposal has been selected.


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